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11 Nov 2019
Diplomat: Lukashenko’s visit to UAE took place in amiable, candid atmosphere Diplomat: Lukashenko’s visit to UAE took place in amiable, candid atmosphere
“It is important that the meetings were really candid and friendly. The Emirati friends tried not to overburden the program with excessive formalities. I would like to emphasize that such a level of involvement during official visits to the UAE is pretty rare. Such a narrative happens only between closest friends,” Andrei Luchenok said...
5 Nov 2019
Belarus presents proposals on developing Eastern Partnership till 2030 Belarus presents proposals on developing Eastern Partnership till 2030
The visit of Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei to Sweden on 5 November was the first working trip to Sweden in the history of Belarusian-Swedish relations...
5 Nov 2019
Speaker: Belarus’ 2020 budget should lay groundwork for new five-year term Speaker: Belarus’ 2020 budget should lay groundwork for new five-year term
The 2020 budget bill was the main item on the agenda of the meeting. “The document should lay the groundwork for the new five-year period that starts in 2021 and also for reaching the GDP target of $100 billion by 2025,” Vladimir Andreichenko said...
5 Nov 2019
Eismont comments on Medvedev’s response to Lukashenko’s words Eismont comments on Medvedev’s response to Lukashenko’s words
“Everything is absolutely clear. Speaking about it, the president meant that both Belarus and Russia had had enough of fighting. Nevertheless, as long as this topic has been raised, I cannot but mention a few points”...
4 Nov 2019
Belarus’ diplomat criticizes UN Human Rights Council Belarus’ diplomat criticizes UN Human Rights Council
Valentin Rybakov admitted the important role of the UN Human Rights Council in the international human rights efforts. He emphasized that this organization should focus on real work to promote human rights and to improve national capacities for better protection and promotion of human rights...
1 Nov 2019
SCO supports Belarus’ IT ecosystem initiative SCO supports Belarus’ IT ecosystem initiative
Vladimir Norov stressed that Belarus has already achieved tangible results in the IT sector and export of IT products, so the country could initiate joint events, conferences, and roundtables...
1 Nov 2019
Uzbekistan has high hopes for agreements with Belarus Uzbekistan has high hopes for agreements with Belarus
“We have actually ensured that the results of our negotiations with the Belarusian president do not remain on paper but are put into practice,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev stressed...
1 Nov 2019
Belarus promised USA’s support in joining WTO Belarus promised USA’s support in joining WTO
Jenifer Moore noted that joining the WTO is not an easy process and the USA welcomes the fact that after quite a lengthy pause Belarus rather seriously stepped up its efforts in this direction in the last few years...
1 Nov 2019
Ambassador: China’s development is impossible without Belarus’ support Ambassador: China’s development is impossible without Belarus’ support
“Belarus is a good friend and partner. China's development cannot do without its support and assistance. Since diplomatic relations were established, the two states political have been strengthening trust, developing economic cooperation and humanitarian exchanges”...
1 Nov 2019
Lukashenko: Golden Hit festival promotes friendship, cultural dialogue between nations Lukashenko: Golden Hit festival promotes friendship, cultural dialogue between nations
"The creative biography of the festival comprises hundreds of memorable premiers, numerous meetings with renowned artists, a wide range of unique and interesting projects"...
31 Oct 2019
Russian MFA: Belarus, Russia make progress towards common visa area Russian MFA: Belarus, Russia make progress towards common visa area
The commission is set to review the progress in the development of the common migration area between Belarus and Russia. The focus will be, in particular, on the preparation of a draft concept of the migration policy of the Union State...
31 Oct 2019
World Bank-sponsored roadmap on Belarusian economy effectiveness nearly ready World Bank-sponsored roadmap on Belarusian economy effectiveness nearly ready
When asked about the fate of troubled enterprises, Aleksandr Turchin said that they are divided into those able to work on their own and those need support...
30 Oct 2019
Belarus Security Council: Belarus’ voice heard by United States, NATO Belarus Security Council: Belarus’ voice heard by United States, NATO
“The Belarusian side expressed its concerns over the deployment of U.S. military personnel and hardware in Lithuania. That was the main item on the agenda of the meeting with the high-ranking U.S. diplomat,” Stanislav Zas said. “The initiative of the meeting came from the American side,” he added...
30 Oct 2019
Belarus president talks about head of state’s work during foreign visits Belarus president talks about head of state’s work during foreign visits
Taking into account the busy schedule of foreign visits of the Belarusian head of state, the reporters asked Aleksandr Lukashenko what results he expects with regard to the advancement of trade and economic cooperation...
30 Oct 2019
Andreichenko: Belarus president’s visit to Austria will open new page in bilateral relations Andreichenko: Belarus president’s visit to Austria will open new page in bilateral relations
The speaker drew attention to the similarity of the positions of the two countries. “Austria has always called for building bridges between East and West. This coincides with the position of Belarus. Today is a very difficult time," he said...
30 Oct 2019
Dapkiunas: Belarus-Turkey relations reach strategic partnership level Dapkiunas: Belarus-Turkey relations reach strategic partnership level
“Our relations have indeed reached the level of strategic partnership. Belarus and Turkey have been successfully cooperating on the international arena, have similar approaches on a number of topical issues”...
29 Oct 2019
Belarus shows interest in Bangladesh infrastructure projects Belarus shows interest in Bangladesh infrastructure projects
Belarus and Bangladesh have developed good and trustworthy relations. The two countries steadily develop political, economic and humanitarian ties. “The credit for this goes largely to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and to you as ambassador”...
28 Oct 2019
Lukashenko stresses need to think over BelNPP ground protection Lukashenko stresses need to think over BelNPP ground protection
In his words, Belarus has secured good defense of its nuclear power plant from the air: “We have an anti-aircraft regiment equipped with the latest weapons - Tor-M2 [the anti-aircraft missile system] there. Our military has a perfect command of these weapons...
28 Oct 2019
Belarus invites NAM to hold conference on new world order Belarus invites NAM to hold conference on new world order
This meeting will be of great symbolic importance as the Non-Aligned Movement celebrates its 60th anniversary in September 2021. “We think it is important for the Non-Aligned Movement to mark this date with the adoption of a long-term strategic document”...
28 Oct 2019
Cuban president: All conditions in place to expand cooperation with Belarus Cuban president: All conditions in place to expand cooperation with Belarus
“The current vibrant exchange has political prerequisites and is based on historical friendship between our peoples. Fidel Castro, Raul Castro and Aleksandr Lukashenko played a very important role in it. Our economies are complementary”...
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